Nine Virginia sportsbooks live as Golden Nugget launches Matthew Waters, Legal Sports Report · October 13, 2021 at 6:33 pm There are now nine online VA sportsbooks live after Golden Nugget Online launched Wednesday morning. Golden Nugget was one of three operators approved in March, along with Barstool Sportsbook and Bally Bet. Penn National‘s Barstool launched Aug. 10 but Bally Bet is still waiting. That launch is not expected until the late fourth quarter or next year as Bally’s focuses on integrating its recently acquired Gamesys tech. Golden Nugget’s launch is two months late according to the mid-August timeline presented at a Virginia Lottery meeting in July. DraftKings announced it was buying Golden Nugget Online for $1.5 billion around then, which could have had something to do with the delay.